ARILDAfHistory (Ecclesiastical) Saint Arilda was an obscure female saint from Oldbury-on-Severn in the English county of Gloucestershire who probably lived in the 5th- or 6th-century. She may have been of either Anglo-Saxon or Welsh origin.
ELIDIUSmHistory (Ecclesiastical) This name is best known for being one of the names that the 8th-century Cornish hermit saint LIDE (also known as Elid, Elida, Elide, Lyda and Lyde) was known by... [more]
IAfHistory (Ecclesiastical) Of unknown origin and meaning. Saint Ia was a 5th-century Cornish virgin martyr, an Irish princess, according to popular tradition, who travelled to Cornwall as a missionary and was martyred on the River Hayle under TUDUR Mawr, ruler of Penwith... [more]
MADRONmHistory (Ecclesiastical) Saint Madron was a Pre-Congregational Saint, monk and hermit who was was born in Cornwall and a disciple of Saint CIARÁN of Saigir. Both the village of Madron and St Maddern's Church in Cornwall are named for him... [more]
MAGINUSmHistory (Ecclesiastical) Saint Maginus was a Catalan hermit in the late third and early fourth centuries in Tarragona. Upon the arrival of the Roman prefect Dacian to Tarragona, persecuting Christians under the edict of Emperor Maximian, Maginus tried to convert them to the faith and was imprisoned... [more]
PIGMENIUSmHistory (Ecclesiastical) This name is best known for being the name of the 4th-century saint Pigmenius of Rome, who was martyred during the reign of the Roman emperor JULIAN the Apostate (died in 363 AD)... [more]
SIDWELLfHistory (Ecclesiastical) Anglicized form of Sadfyl. Saint Sidwell was a virgin saint from the English county of Devon. The Catalogus Sanctorum Pausantium in Anglia describes her as a native of Exeter who was beheaded by reapers, who were incited so to do by her stepmother... [more]
TEDHAfHistory (Ecclesiastical), Medieval Cornish Cornish form of Tedda. This name was borne by a 5th-century virgin and saint in Wales and Cornwall. Early Latin records, however, mention the saint by the name Tecla (itself a form of the name THECLA borne by the first female martyr in Christianity) and consider her a companion of BREACA, while in Cornish sources, she was listed among the daughters of BRYCHAN, king of Brycheiniog in Wales... [more]
TENEUfHistory (Ecclesiastical) Teneu is a legendary Christian saint who was venerated in medieval Glasgow, Scotland. Traditionally she was a sixth-century Brittonic princess of the ancient kingdom of Gododdin and the mother of Saint KENTIGERN, apostle to the Britons of Strathclyde and founder of the city of Glasgow... [more]
ULPHIAfHistory (Ecclesiastical) Saint Ulphia of Amiens was said to be a young girl living on the banks of the Noye who became a hermit at what would become Saint-Acheul, near Amiens in the Kingdom of the Franks, under the spiritual direction of Saint DOMITIUS... [more]
WALSTANmHistory (Ecclesiastical) Saint Walstan (died 1016) was born either in Bawburgh in Norfolk, or Blythburgh in Suffolk, and because of a life dedicated to farming and the care of farm animals, is the patron saint of farms, farmers, farmhands, ranchers and husbandry men.
WILGEFORTISfMedieval, History (Ecclesiastical) This name is best known for being the name of a late medieval saint, who was discovered to be fictional in the late 16th century but continued to be venerated in some places until 1969, when the Church finally removed her from the liturgical calendar and supressed her cult... [more]
WINTHIRmHistory (Ecclesiastical) Blessed Winthir was probably a traveling preacher who Christianized the Upper Bavarian region west of the river Isar in the 8th or 12th century. He is venerated in the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising, Germany... [more]
ZOILUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), History (Ecclesiastical) Latinized form of ZOILOS. This was the name of a Greek Cynic philosopher (4th century BC) who was notorious for unfairly harsh criticism. Other famous bearers include an Indo-Greek king (2nd century BC) and a saint martyred in Córdoba (Spain) during the persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.